Vision Therapy

Vision Therapy

Vision Therapy

Vision Therapy

Kids Navigating on a computer screen

Old School Thinking

Parents and teachers often incorrectly assume that if a child passes a school vision screening that the child does not have an eye problem.

In reality, the visual skills needed for successful reading and learning are much more complex. A child with 20/20 vision can still have a serious vision problem that will affect academic performance, but that same child will usually pass a vision screening.

School vision screenings or those done in pediatricians' offices only test visual acuity (sharpness or clarity). They generally do not test for things like ocular motility, depth perception, and focusing ability which are vital components of vision needed for successful learning.

Is your child noticing
any of these symptoms
when they read?

Your child might not know how to tell you exactly what they are seeing.

If you believe he or she is experiencing any of these symptoms reach out to us and we can help determine the cause.

I see double when I read. The words blur in and out on the page when I read. I really am trying to read, it's just my eyes are tired.

Who Needs Vision Therapy?

It is possible that nearly 1 in 10 children in any given classroom struggle with a binocular vision problem. It is common for children to be labeled as having ADHD or dyslexia as a result of an underlying vision problem. If your child is struggling to keep up with their peers at school, it is important to find the correct diagnosis. Come in for a consultation to find out if the problem is stemming from an overlooked vision problem.

Survivors of traumatic brain injuries, car accidents, strokes, and concussion may suffer from lingering headaches and blurred or double vision. These challenges may be a result of a vision impairment. Luckily we can help you recover from these symptoms through vision therapy. If you or a loved one has suffered from a brain injury, contact us so we can help.

Problem Indicators:

Does your child struggle with one or more of the following?

  • Difficulty copying from a whiteboard or book

  • Rubs eyes during or after reading

  • Frowning, scowling, blinking excessively, or other facial distortions while reading

  • Excessive head turning or tilting while reading

  • Poor sitting posture while reading or writing

Girl with eyeglasses

​​​​​​​What is Vision Therapy?

Vision therapy is physical therapy for the eyes and the brain. It is a drug-free, non-surgical, set of activities that aim to resolve symptoms that interfere with visual skills, motor abilities, and brain function.

While glasses or contacts work to improve your visual clarity, vision therapy helps our eyes work together as a team and helps our brain use the information received more effectively. Vision therapy can help resolve symptoms that you may not realize relate to the visual system.

Girl reading book with eyeglasses

​​​​​​​Best Vision Therapy in Collierville

Here at Collierville Vision Therapy, we serve all those in the Memphis metropolitan area for their vision needs. We believe that good vision is a lot more than 20/20 eyesight.

We specialize in vision therapy for all ages. Vision therapy includes guided vision exercises that allow individuals to overcome vision impairments that impact their everyday life. Through vision therapy, our patients are able to experience life more fully.

Vision therapy trains the brain and eyes to function together properly. It enhances eye teaming, eye tracking, and eye focusing that cannot be achieved by traditional eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Some Conditions We Treat

Learning &
Reading Difficulties
Cross and Lazy Eyes
​​& Vision

What do we test?

Spatial orientation – If visual information is not processed properly symptoms may include writing up or downhill, being clumsy, bumping into walls, or knocking things over.

Binocular vision – To see single and clearly, both eyes must work together. Both eyes must point to the same place at the same time and maintain fusion. If they do not work together as a team you can experience double vision, words running together when reading, words swimming on the page, and many other symptoms.

Kid playing with number cubes


Is vision therapy only for children? No, we work with adults and children experiencing vision-related issues including side effects from TBI or stroke.

How long does vision therapy take? We break our therapy up into 8-week stages, at the end of every 8 weeks, you will have a progress exam with Dr. Walley. Most routine cases take about 32 weeks but more complex cases can take longer. After your initial evaluation, Dr. Walley will schedule a conference with you to set goals and expectations.

What is the time commitment involved with vision therapy? In most cases, we recommend weekly in-office therapy sessions lasting from 30-60 minutes. You will also have 20 minutes of homework 4 days per week.

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